On the southern slopes of the Luberon, surrounded by exotic gardens and 20 acres of vines, lies this big renovated farmhouse. Owned by Brits but with a real French feel, it’s a place to fall in love with; French windows open onto terraces, rooms are flooded with light, its furnishings comfortable but not precious. What with lawns, trees and towering bamboo (obscuring the discreet neighbour) you could happily stay put all day, playing pétanque and swimming laps in the huge pool, but you’re only 3km from characterful Grambois; pick up the morning’s baguettes or join the old boys at Café Dol for a coffee and pizza. Wander through the markets in lovely Louramin and La Tour d’Aigues, then bring everything back to the amazing kitchen, with its Lacanche range, marble counters and long table. An elegant wrought-iron handrail sweeps you up to the second salon and four bedrooms (two en suite), all with lots of light and views. Beams are chunky, windows are shuttered, cotton sheets are dried outside and smell of lavender and rosemary. Walk on the Luberon, visit Aix en Provence and dine, locally, in Cadenet.